My research is at the boundary between physics, chemistry and biology. I am interested in the physical chemistry of liquids with a special focus on aqueous systems. We use advanced computational techniques including both classical and first principles electronic structure approaches to investigate the structural, dynamical and electronic properties of organic matter immersed in water. We collaborate with leading experimental groups in the field.
Name: Hassanali, Ali
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Date of Birth: December 29, 1979
2004 – 2010 PhD in Biophysics at The Ohio-State University, Columbus Ohio, USA. PhD awarded in August 2010 on “Water at molecular interfaces: structure and dynamics near biomolecules and amorphous silica”
2002 – 2004 M.S. in Mathematics at Purdue University, West-Lafayette, Indiana, USA.
2002 – 2004 BSc. in Mathematics and Computer Science at Purdue University, West-Lafayette, Indiana, USA.
2019 – present Tenured Research Scientist at The International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy
2015 – 2018 Tenure-track Junior Research Scientist at The International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy
2013 – 2015 Senior-Postdoctoral Fellow at The International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy
2010 – 2013 Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the ETH-Z and University of Lugano, Switzerland.
Fellowships and Awards:
2010 – 2013 Postdoctoral Fellowship with Prof. Michele Parrinello at ETH Lugano.
2009 – 2010 Presidential Fellowship from Graduate Program at Ohio State University
2009 Outstanding Research Award in Biophysics Graduate Program